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The UFC welterweight champion has long been angling for a bout with pound-for-pound boxing great Alvarez, but has failed to gain traction with fans of either sport due to the perception of it being a major mismatch. Usman doesn’t have the same star power and aura Conor McGregor did when he fought Floyd Mayweather in 2017, and has such has struggled to sell the possible fight.

This weekend may be more than just a proving ground for McGregor’s comeback or a platform for Dustin Poirier to gain another win, as it could ultimately lead to the next fight which will crown a new lightweight champion

“Hey guys. I’ve decided to retire from fighting. Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!” the 31-year-old McGregor wrote on his Twitter account, posting a picture with his mother at one of the World title wins.